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Liverpool Royal Court new season

Jonathan Harvey's new comedy, Sisters of Mersey
Jonathan Harvey's new comedy, Sisters of Mersey

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre continues its commitment to new and original writing with a bumper 2024 season that includes new shows from Jonathan Harvey (Coronation Street, Beautiful Thing) and Dave Kirby (local hit Lost Soul) and a new celebration of Lennon and McCartney. Plus, a return for hit Liverbirds musical Girls Don't Play Guiitars...

Here's the line-up:

Haunted Scouse: February 9-March 9, by Gerry Linford (Yellow Breck Road, Ellen & Rigby). A new comedy about love, life and the afterlife. Join the ghost with the most as he explores the world beyond the veil.

Come Together: March15-April 6, written by and starring Tom Connor and Mark Newnham, following their success in last year's Two Of Us. Featuring iconic Lennon-McCartney hits including I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Get Back, Yesterday and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.

The Netherley Hillbillies: May 24-June 22, by Barbara Phillips. A new comedy about what happens when life-changing money lands in your lap. The grass might be greener but the gardener is terribly expensive.

Sisters of Mersey: July 5-August 3, by Jonathan Harvey. Harvey returns with another comedy, featuring a set of twins, music, another set of twins, some nuns, another set of twins, a heist, another set of twins... Lost Soul 2: August 16-September 14, by Dave Kirby (Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, Lost Soul, Council Depot Blues, Reds & Blues). Dave is back at the Court with the sequel to Lost Soul. Smigger, Donna, Terry and Pat take us from Scottie Road to Pontins Prestatyn to Liverpool’s over-40s Sunday night pub scene – all to a 70s soul soundtrack. Girls Don’t Play Guitars: September 7-October 6, by Ian Salmon. Hit musical from 2019 returns. In Liverpool in 1963 the music world was exploding. Standing tall amongst all the boys was the world’s first all-girl rock ’n’ roll group... the untold true story of The Liverbirds!

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